waiting for MRI w/ gadolin (sp) to be scheduled. I was curious if this is the same as the mentioned cine MRI? I really am a newbie. I have had C5,6,7 and L5-S1 fusions. I have been told I have mild scoliosis. The MRI that showed the syrinx ... well the email from the dr said there were other abnormalities.. not sure what that is about. Probably DDD... I have a history of this...
I know that the techs do not tell you much ... and I really don't know what this MRI is going to cover... I would assume brain and spine? I just feel my VA Dr. is leaving me in the dark or she thinks this is really no big deal? My MRI was done on May 8th and I am now one month later finding out that I need more...
I have an appt for MRI w/ contrast all of the spinal cord on August 20th. I guess my PC and the radiologist were not too concerned w/ the syrinx and other abnormalities shown on the original MRI. Maybe after the MRI I will get referred on to a neurologist. Until then, It seems I will hurry up and wait. UGGHH,,,
wanted to let you know that I have an appt for EMG on July 12, I had one on my legs 2008: then, surgery 2010.. Hurry up and wait I guess..
there is a neurologist at the VA and I hope they send me back to my ns at the duke va..
Hi Selma... I thought I would give you a break ... with my anxiety attack lol... So, update: MRI w/ and w/o contrast of brain and cervical was completed on August 6. I still have no results but, I do have a copy of the CD (pics) of course I am clueless... I can see that I have a couple places that may indicate bulges.. w/ some arthritis.. the cerebellum may be blocking csf but, does not look like chiari.. but, just my opinion from google pics comparisons.
Emg July 12th.. C6,7,8 nerve pinch... L5-S1 nerve pinched (again) 2010 I had L5-S1 fusion..!! uggh.. so, I have had a caudel epidural steroid Wednesday.. which this was the least of my pain issues.. but, some relief is better than none.
I am still waiting to get Lumbar and Thoracic MRI..
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